Owen Griffiths a Rabab Ghazoul – Gentle/Radical | 4.30pm
Venue: BayArt, 54 Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5AF. Rabab Ghazoul and Owen Griffiths are co-directors of Gentle/Radical. In this talk, they explore the hidden narratives across museum collections, colonialism, labour, slavery and land. Repositioning the values associated with the colonial in Wales to the participation of Wales in the wider European colonial project, they will map routes back to our modern-day experiences of the preserved country estates, the picturesque and The Regency period. What does a post-colonial cultural program of reparation and resistance look like? What is Wales’s vision beyond Brexit, austerity and disenfranchisement, and who will author it? Gentle/Radical is a Cardiff-based artist led organisation dedicated to social change at local and global levels. Working across culture, activism, academia and grassroots community development, we create events and projects around the issues of our times. In 2014 Griffiths was the British Council Exchange Fellow and in 2015 Ghazoul represented Iraq at the Venice Biennale; both received the Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales Award that inspired the formation Gentle/Radical.